Why is Sean Hannity hosting convicted felon Buddy Cianci to attack Eric Holder?
Blog ››› ››› MATT MCLAUGHLIN
Sean Hannity attacks President Obama and his administration five nights a week on his Fox News show, but he made a bizarre choice to help him go after Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday night. Among the people Hannity invited onto his "Great American Panel" segment was convicted felon and former Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, who joined Hannity in his ridiculous attacks on Holder.
During the segment, Hannity stated that Holder has "disqualified himself" from being the attorney general, and Cianci chimed in that Holder was "getting in early on that ... pro-Islamic terrorist movement."
Such inane commentary is bad enough, but one wonders why Hannity sought Cianci's thoughts about the attorney general. Yeah, Cianci was appointed special assistant attorney general in Rhode Island in 1969, but he's had more recent episodes on the other side of the law. In 2002, Cianci was sentenced to five years in prison on federal corruption charges. Nearly 20 years earlier, he pleaded guilty to assaulting a man and received a suspended sentence.
Sure, a twice-convicted politician who was thrown out of office for corruption -- that's the guy you want discussing Holder, who is the top law-enforcement official in the country. As they say, only on Fox.